Department Scholarships


 

Amy Shelton and V.H. McNutt Endowed Presidential Scholarship

information  |  application
Award: Amounts vary
Deadline: September 24
Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 hours for undergraduate students; minimum of 9 hours for graduate students).
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the Department of Geological Sciences.
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.

Recipients will be selected primarily on academic excellence; need may also be considered as determined by the Department Scholarship Committee.

Mrs. Parvathammal Endowed Scholarship

information  |  application
Award: Amounts vary
Deadline: September 24
Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate actively pursuing a degree in Geology.

Preference will be given to a female student as long as women make up less than 50% of the students enrolled in the undergraduate Geology program. The scholarship will be given to the student with the best academic performance during the past year as determined by the Department Scholarship Committee.

Southwest Gem and Mineral Society Endowed Scholarship

application
Award: Amounts vary
Deadline: To be announced. Not accepting applications at this time.
Criteria:

  • Must be a Geology major
    OR
  • Must be a graduate student who has applied and been accepted to attend summer field camp.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence and needs as determined by the Department Scholarship Committee.

Dr. James O. Jones Endowed Scholarship

information  |  application
Award: Amounts vary
Deadline: To be announced. Not accepting applications at this time.
Criteria:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree in Geology.
  • Must have applied and been accepted to attend geological field-based instruction (e.g. summer field camp) or geological field based research.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, need, and excellence of the proposal as determined by the Department Scholarship Committee.

San Antonio Geophysical Society Research Scholarship

application
Award: $300 - $1000
Deadline: Fall: September 24  •  Spring: TBA
Criteria:

  • Must be working in the area of Geophysics or Geology either an undergraduate or graduate actively pursuing a degree in the Department of Geological Sciences.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Preference will be given to graduate students conducting geophysical research. In the absence of a sufficient number of graduate applicants engaged in geophysical research, the funds will awarded to graduate students conducting field work for geological research. Undergraduates are eligible if engaged in field research. The scholarship is awarded to the student as determined by the Department Scholarship Committee.

South Texas Geological Society (STGS) Scholarships

The following three (3) scholarships are awarded by the South Texas Geological Society (STGS).
STGS offices are located at 900 N.W. Loop 410, Suite D-100, San Antonio, TX 78209. The contact person is Ms. Doreen Brooner at 210-822-9092.

Jones-Amsbury Research Grant

Application made to the STGS
Award: Up to $1000 to support student (undergraduate and graduate) research directly related to the geology of South Texas
Deadline: Varies - Awards are made by April 1

Field Camp Scholarship

Application made to the STGS
Award: Up to $1500 for summer field camp expenses
Deadline: March 31

Chairman's Award

The award goes to a "meritorious, needy, or otherwise qualified student" as recommended to the chair by the Department Scholarship Committee.
Name submitted to the STGS
Award: $500
Deadline: Before the end of April

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